Gabriola Players has been honoured to receive special permission from the Belfry Theatre to launch our 2018/19 season with four staged readings of Jill Daum’s incredibly moving new play Forget About Tomorrow.
Daum, the wife of Spirit of the West singer John Mann, knows from tragic personal experience the devastating impact a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can have on a family. This is the subject her play tackles with pathos and with humour.
Book early to make sure you don’t miss this masterpiece.
This year’s panto, Pirates of Nursery Rhyme Island, was written and will be directed by our very own Lesley Hazeldine. Imagine your favourite nursery rhyme characters fighting off an attack by the villainous Captain Jack Budgie and his motley crew of misfits. Now imagine how much fun the whole family will have cheering for the good guys and booing the bad guys!
Coming in 2019
We did have a play lined up for our 2019 full-length production, but, after the huge success of Psychopathia Sexualis in June, we decided to have another look to see if we could meet or beat it. The full-length production will be staged at the Rollo Centre March 14-17. Watch this space!
We are very pleased to announce that the Bard will be back in the Garden next summer. A final decision is yet to be made about which particular comedic masterpiece will be performed al fresco, but we do know the place and dates: Gabriola Commons on Friday and Saturday July 5 & 6 at 7pm and Sunday July 7 at 2pm. As always – bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy!